"And Joy Be Mine Abode" encourages us to remember that we are daughters of God, expressing the desire to give away our sins, our fear, and guilt to become like Christ.
When I consider who I am,
The daughter of a king;
Created in His image,
To accomplish holy things;
When I consider all the grace
And wonder I survey
I stand in awe at the love of God
That surrounds me ev'ry day
And I long to know His ways.
I would give away all my sins to know God;
I would sanctify each moment of my life;
I would strip away the pride that I hide inside
To know His peace, sure and sweet.
I would break the chains of guilt and fear
That fetter me and hold me here.
When I have learned to love what Jesus loves
Then shall I know, and joy be mine abode.
When I've forgotten who I am,
The covenants I've made,
And cannot see the purpose
In the heartache that I face;
When I've forgotten that the worth
Of ev'ry soul is great;
That Christ paid the price with His sacrifice
To take my pain away,
Still God remembers, and He waits
We are children of the Father of Lights
From whom all good things flow
Our heritage is happiness,
Our purpose here is to know.